So What Does a Cyberactivist of Anonymous Group Think About the Fate of Our Future?
Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 9 pm EDT, the spirited and jocular Heidi Hollis of the Heidi Hollis – The Outlander invites Layla Bjerga, a Norwegian representative of the cyberactivism group known as Anonymous, to share her insight on some of the tactics deployed by government agencies to suppress information pertaining to World events. Layla invites us into the Matrix of the Cyberactivism movement and shares her thoughts on the fate of our global society.
Layla Bjerga is a Programmer at Anonymous and the Administrative Director at Cyber Aktivist – The People’s Resistance – Layla’s FB Page
Who or What is Anonymous?
- Anonymous is not a club or a group that you join, it is simply an idea, or a collective.
- We are not an institution, we are a people.
- We are not an organization, we are a movement. We are not a group, a tribe, a flock, or a crowd.
- We are individuals, and nation by nation, we are taking back our future.
- Anyone can be Anonymous, all you have to do is support it.
- Planning protests in your local area, spreading the word/news about that particular operation, spreading information about Anonymous in general, are all examples of how you can help.
- Be creative, and do whatever YOU think is right.
- Cyberactivism is the process of using Internet-based socializing and communication techniques to create, operate and manage activism of any type. – Anonymous FB Group
So What is the Group’s Philosophy?
Anonymous has no strictly defined philosophy, and internal dissent is a regular feature of the group. A website associated with the group describes it as “an Internet gathering” with “a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives”. Gabriella Coleman writes of the group, “In some ways, it may be impossible to gauge the intent and motive of thousands of participants, many of who don’t even bother to leave a trace of their thoughts, motivations, and reactions. Among those that do, opinions vary considerably.”
Broadly speaking, Anons oppose Internet censorship and control, and the majority of their actions target governments, organizations, and corporations that they accuse of censorship. Anons were early supporters of the global Occupy movement and the Arab Spring. Since 2008, a frequent subject of disagreement within Anonymous is whether members should focus on pranking and entertainment or more serious (and, in some cases, political) activism…
Listen to Layla Bjerga’s interview, right here on IRN!